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Episode 6 of 7. We discuss being a mixed-race person. In Mozambique, 0.2% are mestiço. Is it a good or bad thing? Watch this on YouTube! Julio Maria Muhorro is a Power Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker from Mozambique. Julio is on social media. His user name is JulioMuhorro Or you can find his company on LinkedIn under "Sharing Knowledge International" More info You can post comments, ask questions, and sign up for my newsletter at http://wanderlearn.com. If you like this podcast, subscribe and share! On social media, my username is always FTapon. Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr My Patrons sponsored this show! Claim your monthly reward by becoming a patron at http://Patreon.com/FTapon Rewards start at just $2/month! Affiliate links Start your own podcast with the same company I use, Podbean, and get one month free! In the USA, I recommend trading crypto with Kraken or FTX.us Outside the USA, trade crypto with Binance and get 5% off your trading fees! For backpacking gear, buy from Gossamer Gear
Ah the crack cocaine of postmodernists. Equality! Heers takes a look at what our modern culture is binging on these days, but also at old world societies and their binges. Equality might be the intellectual food de jour, but history has shown this is just one course in a whole slew of dishes going back in time.Links:Audi #DriveProgress Super Bowl Commercial: “Daughter”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jk6VIswOCmU Does the deep immersive experience interest you? You should consider becoming a Vanguard Field Worker for Mozambique! Check out our Join FTF page: https://first-things.org/opportunities for more info, or email Daniel at email@example.com Become a Monthly Donor! - https://first-things.org/donateFor all the updates join our Telegram channel: https://t.me/firstthingsfoundationAnd you should definitely check out Keipi Restaurant
Approximately 6% of the Earth's land surface is covered in National Parks – but what does it take to look after these rare and special landscapes? We go beyond the tourist trails to hear about the challenges and opportunities facing the people managing the parks. Presenter Laura Heighton-Ginns meets the president of Gorongosa in Mozambique, a park that's powering the local economy. Gorongosa has become the region's largest employer and operates a number of side businesses to help with its funding. Laura also visits Dartmoor in the South West of England, which has seen government financial support cut by nearly half over the last 10 years. And she finds out about the oldest protected area in the world – and why its future is uncertain. Presenter/producer Laura Heighton-Ginns. Image: Gorongosa National Park. Credit: Gabriela Curtiz / Gorongosa National Park
More about Steve and Plant PrefabSteve Glenn, CEO, founded Plant Prefab in 2016 as an offshoot of the award-winning residential design studio, LivingHomes, which he founded in 2006. Previously, Glenn worked with the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) and managed the development of a $220 million program in Mozambique. He was also the founder and CEO of PeopleLink, a leading provider of enterprise community solutions; founding partner of idealab, a business incubation firm that raised and invested $1 billion in a number of successful companies; co-director of the Virtual Reality Studio at Walt Disney Imagineering; and co-founder of Clearview Software, which was sold to Apple Computer in 1988. He holds a BA with honors from Brown University, studied Urban Planning at Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was a Coro Fellow. Plant Prefab is the first Certified B Corporation™ building technology company dedicated to sustainable design, materials, and operations. The company's patented Plant Building System™ utilizes advanced digital modeling and fully customizable Plant Panels™ and Plant Modules™ to help architects, developers, general contractors, and individuals design and build multifamily and custom single-family homes 20 to 50 percent faster than site-based methods. The system provides better quality control, design flexibility, and time, cost, and material efficiency than traditional methods of offsite or on-site construction. Plant Prefab has two factories in California (Rialto, Ontario) and a design studio and show home in Santa Monica. With a mission to build a better world by design, Plant Prefab was the first housing prefabricator to announce a net zero goal and has achieved carbon neutrality in their operations since 2020. Plant Prefab is backed by leading investors including Amazon, Asahi Kasei, Gerdau Paris Ventures, Obvious Ventures, and others. Follow Steve on Twitter Connect with Steve on LinkedIn Follow Plant Prefab on Twitter Check out Plant Prefab
Mike Arnold is author of "Bringing Back the Lions" a book that discusses the benefits of trophy hunting in Mozambique. We dive deep into the economic impact hunting and trophy hunting have in developing countries and why it is imperative to save the resources. You can get a copy of Bringing Back the Lions by going to; www.bringingbackthelions.com or at Amazon
Dr Mustapha Mheta, Senior Researcher and Head of Africa Desk at Media Review Network, Johannesburg, South Africa, and the Dean of the School of Languages at Somali National University, spoke to Radio Islam International, covering the situation in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, the Kenyan Election and the tensions between Rwanda and the DRC.
In episode 5 of 7, Julio and I discuss: The idea is that Americans live in the future, Europeans in the past, and Africans in the present. South African xenophobia Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) in South Africa Watch on YouTube! Julio Maria Muhorro is a Power Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker from Mozambique. Julio is on social media. His user name is JulioMuhorro Or you can find his company on LinkedIn under "Sharing Knowledge International" More info You can post comments, ask questions, and sign up for my newsletter at http://wanderlearn.com. If you like this podcast, subscribe and share! On social media, my username is always FTapon. Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr My Patrons sponsored this show! Claim your monthly reward by becoming a patron at http://Patreon.com/FTapon Rewards start at just $2/month! Affiliate links Start your own podcast with the same company I use, Podbean, and get one month free! In the USA, I recommend trading crypto with Kraken or FTX.us Outside the USA, trade crypto with Binance and get 5% off your trading fees! For backpacking gear, buy from Gossamer Gear
Scores of protesters from different political parties gathered outside the Krugersdorp Magistrate's Court in Gauteng on Wednesday, for the expected court appearance of 80 people who were arrested for various offences in a police blitz. The police operation followed after the rape of eight women on a mine dump. To date, no one among the arrested suspects has been directly linked to the incident. The women were raped last week while filming a music video on the mine dump. Some of the men have been charged with being in the country illegally. DNA samples have been taken to determine if they were linked to the rapes. Members of the African National Congress (ANC), Democratic Alliance (DA) and ActionSA protested outside court. The protesters sang songs and held placards reading "Hands off our Women", and "Stop Rape". "We came here to join the picket line and communicate a clear message that we now need to go out and reclaim the streets of our communities. We can no longer allow criminals, illegal immigrants and rapists to roam around our streets without any action," said the ANC's Pule Mabe. "What happened here in Krugersdorp over the past week should serve as a wake-up call. We need our government to act [and] work with speed to deal with this issue of zama zamas (illegal miners), illegal immigrants, and illegal mining," he added. Mabe said the government should also compel mining companies to rehabilitate abandoned mines. "There are also environmental issues that affect our communities out there, and the dumps have been captured by criminals. "Also, there are people who want to turn South Africa into a playground. the things that they are not doing in their own countries. If you allow people to continue conducting illegal activities unattended, they then undermine your ability to function and govern," Mabe said. The DA's Gail Mphafudi, Mogale City MMC for health and social development, said they came to support the eight victims who were raped last week. "We are here to support the women to say 'No to gender-based violence', because we are seeing it is becoming a thing in SA, and it is unacceptable. "We are here today to support them to say that we stand with them against children and women abuse and gender-based violence," Mphafudi said. Mphafudi said illegal mining was a big problem on the Gauteng West Rand that was affecting infrastructure. "You don't even feel safe in your home because there might be a tremor that might lead to your house breaking down, so it is a health risk on its own. "It also poses a risk to people's lives because they are getting shot at and there is so much violence around zama zamas." She said Mogale City Mayor Tyrone Gray was working closely with law enforcement to deal with the issue. Most of the accused were from Lesotho, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. During the men's first appearance on Monday, the court heard that they were only facing charges of being in the country illegally. Some of them had previously been arrested on the same charge. They were deported but had returned. Twenty of the accused were juveniles, and their cases were transferred to the Children's Court.
Despite bulk mineral exports being State-owned Transnet's single biggest client base, South Africa is unable to access the full benefits of minerals exports, Minerals Council South Africa CEO Roger Baxter told delegates attending the first day of the South African Heavy Haul Association (SAHHA) 2022 conference on August 2. He said it had been a challenging last couple of years, with a deterioration in Transnet's rail performance. Baxter pointed out that the Transnet team was aware of this and was working to slow the rate of decline; however, a lot more work still needed to be done. He also stressed that it was imperative for Transnet, government and the mining sector to collaborate on resolving the situation. Baxter said there had been a considerable opportunity cost to South Africa as a result of the rail constraints. He elaborated that for coal, at 2021 prices, the industry lost R16-billion in export earnings, when delivered tonnages are measured against target. For iron-ore, at 2021 prices, the industry lost R17-billion. Baxter highlighted that the country's iron-ore was regarded as a premium product traded in global markets, and was very much in demand, and therefore, the country should be capitalising on that and maximising global exports. For manganese, however, Baxter said exports had grown strongly since 2016, with yearly values growing by 12% on average and tonnages by 17%. He noted that this strong performance was owing to higher mining production and the unique situation of several harbour outlet operations. However, there was heavy reliance on road transport for getting this commodity to port and committed rail targets were not being met. Meanwhile, for chrome ore, Baxter said that, in 2021, the opportunity cost of actual versus target was R3-billion. Moreover, he noted that the Maputo port, in Mozambique, was benefitting at the expense of South Africa, with exports increasingly being diverted away from Richards Bay to Maputo. Ferrochrome exports were also being diverted to Maputo and Durban from Richards Bay. Baxter averred that, if the country could optimise exports in each major bulk commodity, by, in the medium term, focusing on proper public-private partnerships, this could drastically change the country's landscape in three to five years. Transnet Group chief strategy and planning officer Dr Andrew Shaw outlined that the issues facing Transnet included a weak financial performance, operational issues and shifting policy and regulation. He elaborated that the operational issues were not only of the entity's own doing, for example, a considerable challenge relates to safety and security, with theft and vandalism of infrastructure making it very difficult for Transnet to operate properly. To address these challenge, and meet its medium- to long-term growth ambition, Transnet has adopted a new approach, with the need to rebalance its broad portfolio of segments. Shaw said the focus of the stabilisation and growth efforts would be on the core segments that Transnet believed could create an advantage. This included mining, automotive, agriculture and fuel and gas. Shaw said that this would see Transnet partner with the private sector to improve its value offering and compete more effectively. He said Transnet wanted the private sector to be a capital contributor, but, further than that, to also bring its operations and maintenance expertise to the table. This was aligned with Baxter's request that the private sector wanted to be more involved, and did not merely want to be seen as a source of capital. Shaw noted that, as a means of realising an immediate impact and improving the performance of Transnet, a back-to-back programme had been developed. Meanwhile, Baxter said the Minerals Council was proactive in tackling the difficulties in transport logistics through regular engagement with Transnet and government. The council has also established commodity-specific terms to address challenges on each of the key cor...
WAWTAR is happy to bring back Derran Reese to have a conversation about Protestantism and where it stands in the modern world. Derran Reese is a professor at Abiline Christian in Texas and is the co-author of "Development in Mission: A Guide for Transforming Local Poverty and Ourselves." His experience includes extensive time spent overseas in a missionary capacity as a protestant in addition to his academic work.Does the deep immersive experience interest you? You should consider becoming a Vanguard Field Worker for Mozambique! Check out our Join FTF page: https://first-things.org/opportunities for more info, or email Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org Become a Monthly Donor! - https://first-things.org/donateFor all the updates join our Telegram channel: https://t.me/firstthingsfoundationAnd you should definitely check out Keipi Restaurant
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa will visit Mozambique and Zambia in a bid to save the country's electricity import contracts that are being eyed by Eskom. Mnangagwa's trips come at a time when South Africa, which is undergoing an electricity crisis, seeks to replace Zimbabwe as an importer of electricity from Mozambique and Zambia. "This week I am paying a working visit to Mozambique. In the coming weeks I am likely to meet president [Hakainde] Hichilema of Zambia in Livingstone. Both sister countries supply us with power," Mnangagwa wrote in his weekly column in the state media. "I will engage my colleagues with a view to ensuring our power imports are secure and uninterrupted." Mnangagwa noted that most of Zimbabwe's power needs are from the mining sector. "Even more unsettling is the fact that the bulk of the power demand is coming from the mining sector, including from projects for key minerals like gold, platinum, chrome, coal, diamonds, and lithium," he said. Zimbabwe's contracts with Mozambique's Electricidade de Mocambique and Zambia's Zesco were due to expire at the end of July. What makes the situation precarious for the renewal is that the country struggles to pay its monthly obligation of $6.3-million (R104-million) to Zesco for the imported power. Sydney Gata, chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, warned that Zimbabwe "will stand to lose heavily as these contracts are long-term and at a competitive price". Fears raised by Gata are that Eskom could sign longer deals with Zesco and keep Zimbabwe out of the picture for many years to come. Southern Africa Power Pool In 1995, Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states formed the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), which is Africa's first formally advanced power pool. However, while there are many problems, the biggest hurdle is transmission across the region because some member states are not active on the universal power grid. As such, a lot of power goes to waste. Power generation experts say SADC produces enough electricity to reduce power shortages, but the distribution aspect of the business lags. Countries such as Angola, Malawi and Tanzania have not connected to the SAPP grid, hence the shortcomings in transmission because they can't share surplus energy with the rest of the region. The Africa Progress Report 2015 on electricity access underpins the importance of countries working together for power generation, but at the moment any new power generation capacity projects in Tanzania, Malawi and Angola aren't accessible to the rest of the SAPP member states.
As we see an increasing number of culturally diverse patients in our practices, there is no doubt of the importance of cultural competency in medicine. Specific circumstances and miscommunications have been well documented. But how can we develop an eye to see where a patient’s values and worldview may differ from our own? We will review an approach to cultural competency highlighted by medical missions case studies.
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The Commonwealth originated from the British Empire.The Commonwealth started in 1926. This is when it changed from the British Empire to the Commonwealth. Around one-third of the world is in the Commonwealth, 2.5 billion people. The modern Commonwealth was formed on 26 April 1949 when the leaders of Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom adopted the London Declaration. The declaration defined the Commonwealth as a “free association” of independent member countries.All members have an equal say, regardless of their size or economic stature. This ensures that even the smallest countries have a voice in shaping the Commonwealth. The Pacific nation of Nauru is the smallest Commonwealth member country with a population of about 13,000. The most populous member country is India with over 1.3 billion people. In 1971 the Declaration of Commonwealth Principles were released. The principles said that it should support international peace and understanding, have equal rights for all citizens and remove poverty, ignorance and disease.In the past two decades, countries which have joined include Mozambique, Cameroon and Rwanda, which were never part of the British Empire. The Gambia re-joined in February 2018The UK has rather neglected the Commonwealth in recent years and is now desperately trying to rebuild links as a futile attempt to reduce the impact of Brexit.There are 54 countries in the Commonwealth.They are:Botswana, Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Kingdom of Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, India, Malaysia, Maldives, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and The Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cyprus, Malta, United Kingdom, Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.The Commonwealth spans the globe and includes both advanced economies and developing countries.It encompasses Africa (19 countries), Asia (7), the Caribbean and Americas (13), Europe (3), and thePacific (11). The Commonwealth's strength lies in its shared values and diversity. Thirty-one of our members are small states, usually with a population well under 1.5 million, and 24 members are small island developing states.The Commonwealth is connected by an active network of more than 80 intergovernmental, civil society and professional organisations, including:o The Commonwealth Secretariat – supporting member stateso The Commonwealth Foundation – supporting civil societyo The Commonwealth of Learning – promoting distance learning and educationo The Commonwealth Games Federation – promoting sports development. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held on 27 July – 7 August 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this episode, “Movements in Africa - Media and Technology, pt. 2", brothers Pedro and Joseph share with us what God is doing in their countries through the use of business and technology. They both share stories of how they are seeing fruit coming from the use of media and technologies that clearly communicate and multiply the message of the gospel to the Yao people. Catch their excitement and enthusiasm for Jesus and the miracles that he is doing in Muslim villages throughout Mozambique and Malawai. If you want to know what God is doing in the Africa today, you must hear this story!VisIt our website at: www.GodNetworkNews.com If you are a regular listener please consider donating to help us continue providing these incredible true stories fresh from the field. Donate by PayPal at: https://www.paypal.me/CreateGCRC Or consider becoming a Patreon Partner by joining at: http://www.patreon.com/calcast Join to gain access to more valuable resources for mobilization and mission to Unreached Peoples.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan reports that Eskom will seek the exemptions it requires to immediately buy up to 1 600 MW of surplus electricity generation that it believes could be available immediately from existing independent power producers (IPPs) and those private South African businesses with their own generation capacity. He also announced that a further 100 MW to 200 MW could be purchased in the short-term from Botswana and Zambia through the Southern African Power Pool, while a further 150 MW of gas-fired electricity could be purchased from Mozambique. To purchase any local surplus, Eskom requires an exemption from Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe, who has the authority to issue Ministerial determinations or exemptions from such determinations, that are still required to allow for the procurement of additional new generation capacity. Once secured, Eskom would extend a standard offer to buy any surplus electricity available across mines and industry and would also be able to mop up electricity that is currently being curtailed by renewables IPPs when they generate electricity above that which is catered for under the terms of their power purchase agreements with Eskom. Speaking during the inaugural briefing of the newly established Energy Crisis Committee, Gordhan said the 1 600 MW threshold had been suggested by Eskom itself and was seen as sufficient to ensure that any electricity that is currently available domestically is secured as soon as possible. He also announced that the utility would seek Public Finance Management Act-related exemptions from Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to ensure that it was able to acquire the spares it needed for the accelerated maintenance announced as part of President Cyril Rmaphosa's July 25 energy action plan to tackle the load-shedding crisis, as well as to enter into contracts with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Such exemptions are viewed as key to intensifying and expanding maintenance across six Eskom power stations, where it is believed the energy availability factor can be recovered most rapidly. The six stations identified for priority maintenance include Kendal, Majuba, Tutuka, Kusile, Duvha and Matla, Gordhan said. He described the expanded maintenance effort – which would initially be funded through Eskom's R8-billion budget for generation plant maintenance, but which may need to be enlarged by a further National Treasury-supported R2-billion – as the first component in a three-part package to end load-shedding and create the basis for long-term supply stability. “The first step is about how many more megawatts we can get by maintaining the current plant better [and] by ensuring that we have the right skills both at the leadership level of the power stations and at the operator level.” The Minister said that a team of former Eskom power station managers and senior managers was being assembled to assist the incumbents (who had all the qualifications but lacked experienced) to improve plant performance. The second part of the package involved securing the exemptions needed to buy surplus electricity and contract for spares and OEM services. The third component, Gordhan said, involved removing any residual red tape in the way of investments by the private sector into additional generation capacity, either through the formal procurement processes run by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, or through the lifting of restriction on distributed generation and solar rooftop installations. Such new capacity could be introduced in a period of between 12 months and 36 months and would be key to laying the basis for long-term energy security and a decarbonised electricity sector. Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe indicated that, while the next renewables bidding round would be delayed by between 45 and 60 days to cater for its doubling from 2 600 MW to 5 200 MW, he was committed to ensuring additional non-E...
Isabela Figueiredo, née à Maputo en 1963, (anciennement Lourenço Marques), de parents portugais, quitte le Mozambique au moment de l'indépendance du pays en 1975. Ses parents restent, et elle vit seule avec sa grand-mère pendant une dizaine d'années au Portugal. Professeure, journaliste, elle publie en 2009 son premier livre Carnet de mémoires coloniales, qui a eu un très grand retentissement au Portugal. (Rediffusion) « Carnet de mémoires coloniales est le premier livre d'Isabela Figueiredo. Dans ce récit biographique, elle revient sur son enfance à Lourenço Marques, devenu Maputo depuis l'indépendance du Mozambique en 1975. Elle y dépeint sa relation aux adultes, à ses parents, à son père. Entre grande tendresse, amour filial et une certaine admiration de cet homme fort et protecteur, s'ajoute très jeune chez la jeune Isabela le rejet de ce qu'il est aussi, un colon, raciste, sexiste et violent. La grande force de ce texte réside dans cette ambiguïté dévoilée. Elle aime sans pouvoir s'empêcher de condamner et condamne sans pouvoir s'empêcher d'aimer. » (Présentation des éditions Chandeigne) Un livre traduit du portugais par Myriam Benarroch et Nathalie Meyroune et préfacé par Léonora Miano.
It's 1980 and in February Robert Mugabe's ZANU movement was about to win the first Zimbabwean election - managing to scape a small majority – they won 57 seats out of 100. Not exactly a landslide then. In April, Mugabe would officially be declared prime minister and the country would become independent from the United Kingdom. ON the 1st April, the Southern African Development Coordination Conference was setup with Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe signing up. South Africa was the noticeable absentee because the main reason for the SADCC was to wean the other southern African states off South Africa's economy. Zimbabwe immediately felt the pain – South Africa stopped exporting fertilizer within a few months, then they cancelled a trade agreement with the National Railways of Zimbabwe. Harare turned to Mozambique, and in particular, the Beira corridor, Zimbabwe began exporting and importing products via this vital route which terminated in Beira. There was also that all important oil pipeline which had been closed through the Bush War which was going to be reopened. Before all of this started, planning of another type was under way. The Recces and the Rhodesian SAS wanted one more opportunity to attack Robert Mugabe who was living in Maputo. Speaking of time and money – the far eastern area of Ovamboland had experienced some peace and quiet for some time and by 1981 the Kavango farming area of Mangeti was clean – it had avoided the insurgency that had characterized the central region. That was due to a number of factors, not least was a highly successful hearts and minds campaign launched by Willem Ratte of 32 Battalion's reconnaissance wing. Always highly situationally aware, Ratte had noticed that SWAPO tended to use the Nkongo route, around 60 kilometers west of Omauni, as their main infiltration path.
Episode 3 of 7 Julio Maria Muhorro is a Power Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker from Mozambique. We discuss: - Why does Julio speak English well when most Mozambiquans don't. - Similarities and differences between the north and south of Mozambique. - The island of Mozambique Julio is on social media. His user name is JulioMuhorro Or you can find his company on LinkedIn under "Sharing Knowledge International More info You can post comments, ask questions, and sign up for my newsletter at http://wanderlearn.com. If you like this podcast, subscribe and share! On social media, my username is always FTapon. Connect with me on: Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest Tumblr My Patrons sponsored this show! Claim your monthly reward by becoming a patron at http://Patreon.com/FTapon Rewards start at just $2/month! Affiliate links Start your own podcast with the same company I use, Podbean, and get one month free! In the USA, I recommend trading crypto with Kraken or FTX.us Outside the USA, trade crypto with Binance and get 5% off your trading fees! For backpacking gear, buy from Gossamer Gear
Gediminas Lesutis works at the intersection of global politics, human geography, and critical theory. In 2018, he completed a PhD in Politics at the University of Manchester, UK. This was followed by a 3.5-year research fellowship in Geography at the University of Cambridge and Darwin College, Cambridge, UK. He is currently a Marie Curie Fellow in the Department of Geography, Urban Planning, and International Development Studies, at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. A note from Lev:I am a high school teacher of history and economics at a public high school in NYC, and began the podcast to help demystify economics for teachers. The podcast is now within the top 2.5% of podcasts worldwide in terms of listeners (per Listen Notes) and individual episodes are frequently listed by The Syllabus (the-syllabus.com) as among the 10 best political economy podcasts of a particular week. The podcast is reaching thousands of listeners each month. The podcast seeks to provide a substantive alternative to mainstream economics media; to communicate information and ideas that contribute to equitable and peaceful solutions to political and economic issues; and to improve the teaching of high school and university political economy. I am looking to be able to raise money in order to improve the technical quality of the podcast and website and to further expand the audience through professionally designed social media outreach. I am also hoping to hire an editor. Best, LevDONATE TODAY
1971 was the first time Earth Overshoot Day was calculated. It signified the day on which human consumption of raw materials can no longer be covered by the formation of new resources. In other words: every day after it, we incur ecological debt. When calculated in 1971 this date fell on 25 December – i.e. humanity consumed more resources than were available for only six calendar days – in just over 50 years, this date now falls on 28 July; 150 days earlier. In 2006, the first global Earth Overshoot Day campaign was launched together with the Global Footprint Network, and since 2007 the WWF, the world's largest nature conservation organisation, has been involved. “This year, from the 29th of July onwards, we will already be ecologically in debt to our children and grandchildren,” says Peter Windischhofer, CEO and Co-Founder of refurbed. “For 156 days this year, we will consume resources that do not belong to us. This is like my salary being used up on the 17th of the month and living on credit for the remainder,” says the founder of the green tech scale-up and online marketplace for sustainable consumption. “ The COVID-19 Pandemic has highlighted humanity's ecological impact Since 2018, Earth Overshoot Day has been a regular visitor in the month of July with the exception of 2020 when it occurred on August 22nd. This was due to global lockdowns. “2020 showed how much influence we could have as a society and how it is possible to move the date back again,” says Windischhofer. “Now we have to learn to find ways to move the date further back, even without COVID-19.” Ireland's 2022 Overshoot Day was worryingly on April 21st, much earlier than the world average According to the Central Statistics Office, in 2018 alone, Ireland had the 3rd worst emissions per capita in Europe, with 53% higher emissions per person than the EU average (12.6 tonnes vs. 8.2 tonnes). “If everyone in the world lived the way we Irish do, we would have celebrated Earth Overshoot Day on the 21st of April this year,” says Pádraig Power, Ireland's marketing manager for refurbed, about the unpleasant date. “This concrete figure will hopefully help us recognise Ireland's exuberant consumer behaviour, and help us realise that now is the time to put the steps in place for a greener future. Change has to be easy, otherwise it is not long-term” “It is simply not true that the individual can do nothing,” Founder Windischhofer knows from his own experience. “Everything we do has effects – some stop eating meat, others switch from the car to the train. The pandemic has shown that remote working is possible across the board and that many kilometres in our everyday lives are also simply superfluous,” the committed entrepreneur is convinced. “It is important that we make changes in behaviour easy, pleasant and attainable, only then will they be permanent. Our consumer behaviour is changing. The concept of ‘reuse – recycle – repair' is slowly catching on in people's minds, but every person is different, every person can save CO2 somewhere else. The Earth doesn't care where we save, it only cares that we do it.” Refurbed is a CO2 negative and an environmentally positive organisation – for every product sold, refurbed plants a tree to offset carbon emissions created during the refurbishing process. The trees are planted in countries such as Haiti, Madagascar, Kenya, Indonesia and Mozambique or Nepal through their partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. The company also plants native trees in woodlands across Ireland as part of their partnership with Reforest Nation. See more stories here. More about Irish Tech News Irish Tech News are Ireland's No. 1 Online Tech Publication and often Ireland's No.1 Tech Podcast too. You can find hundreds of fantastic previous episodes and subscribe using whatever platform you like via our Anchor.fm page here: If you'd like to be featured in an upcoming Podcast email us at Simon@IrishTechNews.ie now to discuss. Irish Tech News have a...
In this episode, we'll talk about how to stay hungry and win in life. Hey there, my name is Simon Javan Okelo, and in this video we look at hunger factor as inspired by a Mozambique proverb. A lot of people think that success comes easy, but the truth is it's a lot of hard work and you have to be hungry for it. I'm going to share with you some tips on how to stay hungry and win in life. So grab a seat and let's get started. SUBSCRIBE to get Daily African Proverbs and their meaning in your life https://rb.gy/jdavpn "Hunger makes the big fish come out of hiding in the great river." is a Mozambique Proverb ******************************
In this episode, “Movements in Africa - Media and Technology, pt. 1", brothers Pedro and Joseph share with us what God is doing in their countries through the use of business and technology. They both share stories of how they are seeing fruit coming from the use of media and technologies that clearly communicate and multiply the message of the gospel to the Yao people. Catch their excitement and enthusiasm for Jesus and the miracles that he is doing in Muslim villages throughout Mozambique and Malawai. If you want to know what God is doing in the Africa today, you must hear this story!VisIt our website at: www.GodNetworkNews.com If you are a regular listener please consider donating to help us continue providing these incredible true stories fresh from the field. Donate by PayPal at: https://www.paypal.me/CreateGCRC Or consider becoming a Patreon Partner by joining at: http://www.patreon.com/calcast Join to gain access to more valuable resources for mobilization and mission to Unreached Peoples.